Men’s Issues- Counselling in Langley

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson), has focused his research in the area of men’s mental health and men’s issues from the beginning of his carrier more than 30 years ago. To review Dr. Mike Dadson’s extensive writings and findings in “The stories of our fathers : men’s recovery from intergenerational wounds” click here.

According to McKenzie et al., (2018), doi: 10.1177/1557988318772732
Masculinity, Social Connectedness, and Mental Health: Men’s Diverse Patterns of Practice”, Men’s Social Relationships and Mental Health, section, para 3.,men prefer social connections as a source of support, they have fewer social interactions, social connections, support exchanges with their friends and family.

”Men’s mental health issues have largely been ignored or gone unrecognised until recently” Dr. Dadson acknowledges. The changes in psychology have enabled discoveries between men and women in areas of male emotion, relationship dynamics, and the behaviour and other issues associated with in men’s mental health.

Dr. Michael Dadson recognises, “when men ask for help, it is far too often perceived as shameful or a sign of weakness”. Dr. Dadson’s counselling for men is designed to allow men to vocally express and understand their feelings, and problems, during individual counselling, couples counselling or group therapy settings.

“It takes courage to reach out for help and seek counseling”, Dr. Mike Dadson recognises and, encourages men who are struggling to be happy, are at a cross roads in their relationships, are experiencing stress and want answers, to contact him.

People suffering from an eating disorder have issues with food regulation, intake and body image and do not eat in regulation to the actual food needs of their body. “Eating disorder symptoms can manifest in varying degrees and are a co-morbid of other mental health issues”, comments Dr. Michael Dadson.

Anorexia nervosa symptoms include eating avoidance, eating less than the body requires or starvation. It is not uncommon for individuals affected by anorexia nervosa to binge on food then purge what they have eaten using laxatives or self-induced vomiting.

Heart rhythm abnormalities, seizures or kidney problems are examples of the serious life threatening complications that may arise. Research indicates other than opioid use disorder, anorexia the second highest mortality of any psychiatric diagnosis and should not be left untreated.

Bulimia Nervosa
It is common for those suffering with bulimia nervosa to alternate between dieting, eating foods low in calories, or binge on large amounts of foods that contain high value calories and then purge in some form (self-induced vomiting. Feelings of embarrassment or shame usually accompany binging or purging behavior that usually occur in private.

Eating Disorder Not Otherwise specified (ED NOS) symptoms may manifest as a combination of the other two conditions.

Therapy for eating disorders depends on the patient. While some people respond well to short term outpatient treatment, others respond better to long-term inpatient treatment.

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson), states “it is important for anyone suffering with an eating disorder to seek treatment as soon as possible”.